For more than fifty years, the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF) has been a strong voice for progressive Judaism and has played an important role in meeting the needs of the Reconstructionist movement.
JRF is a leader in participatory Judaism and has helped the movement progress from its modest beginnings of four affiliated congregations in 1955 to more than 100 congregations today, representing over 16,000 member households.
The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation serves its affiliates by working with them to build Jewish communities that are democratic,egalitarian, spiritually and intellectually vibrant, and committed to Jewish learning, ethics, and social justice.
JRF contributes to the Jewish people by promoting innovation rooted in Jewish tradition and supporting meaningful Jewish life in community.
The JRF was founded in 1955 to represent the Reconstructionist movement nationally and internationally and serves over 100 congregations and havurot across North America.
JRF strengthens its affiliated congregations by providing publications, consulting services, and resources in the areas of education, tikkun olam, governance, fund raising, strategic planning, spiritual community building, and much more.
JRF also promotes Reconstructionist Jewish values to our youth through educational curricula, No’ar Hadash—the Reconstructionist youth movement, and Camp JRF: The Aaron and Marjorie Ziegelman Campus.